Going Medieval: Historical Comparisons of Plague and Pandemic

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen a great number of comparisons made between this and other outbreaks. Sometimes, the 1918 flu gets top billing, other times is is cholera or typhus. But the benchmark for plague, in history and in popular imagination, still tends to be the Black Death, particularly the […]

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The Female Gaze in Film as Seen by Sarah Gavron

Podcast with Sarah Gavron Sarah Gavron talks to our film and media correspondent, Khalid Ali, about her passion in telling stories about marginalised women from diverse backgrounds in her films. She reflects on the creative process in adapting ‘Between two eternities: Saul’s Story’ book written by Rosemary Kay into ‘This Little Life’ film. Sarah’s film […]

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Generation Covid: Education, Access, and the Long Shadow of Pandemic Trauma

Podcast with David Perry David Perry is a freelance journalist covering politics, history, education, and disability rights with bylines at CNN, NYT, Atlantic, Guardian and many more. He and his food-scientist wife live in the Twin Cities with their children, one of whom has Down syndrome, and Perry also plays in an Irish rock band.   […]

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Life, Art, Cancer: Living to the Fullest

Podcast with Arabella Proffer It is will pleasure that I introduce this latest podcast, a conversation between myself and my long-time friend, Arabella Proffer. She is an artist, author, and co-founder of the indie label Elephant Stone Records. Her work combines interests in portraiture, visionary art, the history of medicine, and biomorphic abstraction. Arabella is […]

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Designing for the Body: SCALED wearable Technology

SCALED is a flexible, high-performance, protective wearables inspired by nature–and created by Natalie Kerres. In today’s podcast, we discuss the design and also the future of such tech. Listen in on Soundcloud, and read more about the project below, where we have included video and visuals. Contact SCALED through their webpage for more. LISTEN NOW […]

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The Fight Against Sexism in Science: International Women’s Day Featuring Scientist Rita Colwell

Welcome to the Medical Humanities podcast, where today we are pleased to have Rita Colwell join us for International Women’s Day! In addition to discussing the trials and successes of being a woman in science, she also talks to us about her new book A Lab of One’s Own. Rita Colwell is one of the […]

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The Power of Equity: Interview with Oni Blackstock

Welcome back to the medical humanities podcast. I am Brandy Schillace, Editor in Chief, and today we are speaking with Dr. Oni Blackstock. In this episode, we discuss the powerful influence of Black women in medicine and in health justice. What will it take to change the course of healthcare and ensure equity for all? […]

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What Becomes of Us: Health Disparity in Pandemic

On today’s podcast, Editor Brandy Schillace speaks to Josh Mugele. a disaster and emergency medicine physician who is working to build an emergency residency in Northeast Georgia. Listen now [transcript below] Medicine is actually his second career, after he worked Silicon Valley during the dot com boom. He attained his doctorate from the University of […]

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Hearing Happiness: Jaipreet Virdi on Deafness, Accessibility, and Her Latest Book

For today’s podcast, Brandy Schillace, EIC, interviews Jaipreet Virdi, PhD, about her latest book, Hearing Happiness. Listen Now [transcript below] At the age of four, Jaipreet Virdi’s world went silent. A severe case of meningitis left her alive but deaf, suddenly treated differently by everyone. Her deafness downplayed by society and doctors, she struggled to […]

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